Industrial, Academic & Community Partnerships

One of the key missions of the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences is to produce engaged, work-ready graduates. Partnerships with external bodies, including industrial, academic and community-based are vital to achieving this mission. Each Year the School places approx. 30 – 40 students nationally and 25-35 students internationally within Industry, state laboratories, regulatory bodies and research laboratories.


A six month work-placement in Ireland or an International (including ERASMUS) placement abroad in year 3 is core to all the level 8 programmes offered by the School. Our students are provided with experience in, and access to, a workplace or laboratory related to their core discipline.

Second year students on our level 7 programme are given the opportunity to take part in community based learning activities as part of their Professional Skills module. This allows students to apply academic skills and knowledge to a genuine community need, whilst building collaboration, critical thinking, organisation and communication skills.